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NLMK Dansteel, Denmark

Plate mill modernization

With its new 4.2-m heavy-plate mill stand, a new hot-plate leveler plus the associated X-Pact® electrics and automation, NLMK DanSteel is able to supply much wider and thicker plates in better quality than ever before. This revamp represents one of the largest investments in a European heavy-plate rolling mill in recent years.

Central to the upgrade was installation of the modern 4.2-m heavy-plate mill stand with CVC® plus technology, work-roll bending system, and hydraulic adjusting system. That replaced the company's more than 50-year-old 3.6-m mill stand.
As the very first heavy-plate stand worldwide, the 4.2-m stand is equipped with our coaxial CVC® plus system. There is also a revolutionary feature that moves the shifting system vertically together with the work roll. This design comes with a very wide roll gap and is characterized by simple, robust construction.

Steel grades

Pipe grades, shipbuilding steel, bridge-building
steel, pressure vessel grades

Plate thickness

5 - 200 mm

Plate width

1,400 - 4,800 mm

Plate length

max. 28 m


730,000 t/year

Scope of supply

  • Descaling system
  • Four-high reversing finishing stand with hydraulic adjustment system, work roll bending, and CVC® plus
  • New roll shop
  • Hot plate leveler
  • Complete X-Pact® electrical and automation system including drive system